5 Creative Ideas for your Coastal Front Door Decor

Written by: Karen Marsh


Just love a coastal front door? Check out these 5 ideas to transform your door from basic to beautiful! 

The easiest way to add nautical flair to your front door is with a colorful Lobster Rope Doormat.

Handwoven from sturdy fishing rope used to tether lobster traps to the buoys in the sea, our Lobster Rope Doormats are distinctively nautical and work for all 4 seasons.

Plus, they’re the best outdoor mats for any weather and will last for years - resistant to mold and mildew, they can tackle the rain, heat, snow, and mud. 

These all-weather rope doormats come in so many different colors, too. You can enjoy the cheery coastal blues or go for the light earthy tones - we’ve got an outside doormat for any coastal front door. 

Check out these tried and tested tips on how to choose your own outdoor doormat.

1. Instead of using matching planters to increase visual interest, try varying the heights of your containers.

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Work in three's by positioning a large planter in the middle of two smaller planters to create a balanced cluster and add personality to your front porch.

Mix and match different textures, patterns and colors. Bringing beach-inspired color accents to your coastal front door decor, we love how our super cute Lobster Rope Baskets work as outdoor planters. Pair them with a Lobster Rope Doormat for a charming coastal look.

2. Opt for a timeless all-season wreath.

You can enjoy coastal sophistication throughout the entire year with our Hampton Rope Wreath that has beach-inspired accessories that can be swapped out for each season, like the winter starfish for Christmas holidays or the starfish/seagrass accessory for summer. 

Plus, it’s handcrafted from burlap and manila roping that can withstand the harsh weather elements.

3. Do get personal.

Another great addition to your coastal front door decor is our nautical wood signs. Each one-of-a-kind piece comes with a distressed wood panel for a vintage nautical look. Add a personalized touch to your entrance - this wood sign comes with your very own longitude and latitude coordinates. 

Pair them with your favorite Lobster Rope Doormat for a front door statement that’s uniquely you.

4. Sprinkle in coastal accessories but don’t overdo it.

Bonus: Top off your beautiful new coastal front door with a bit of whimsy.

Add one or two unique nautical accessories to achieve just the right amount of coastal charm instead of kitsch. Less is often more when it comes to creating a coastal front door. Choose a few key elements to focus on, and avoid cluttering the area with too many decorations. Here are our recommendations:

Usher in nautical colors with Nautical Decorative Wooden Buoys that add visual interest with their worn, weathered look.

Or throw in a couple of Nautical Flags that let you spell out your favorite message, phrase, or your family name.

We love how our Recycled Flip-Flop Animals add unexpected charm. They’re sustainably crafted from recycled flip-flops collected from beaches and waterways- all the more reason to add them to your beach home.

Remember: A splash of bright, bold paint is a surefire way to create your own coastal front door and welcome guests to your own sea-inspired home. Check out these coastal front door ideas we adore so much, thanks to their tropical-inspired touches!

Ready to find the perfect Lobster Rope Doormat for your home? Check out our Best Outdoor Doormat Buying Guide here.

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